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Andy Reid: "Michael Vick is playing out of his mind right now"

Like so many football junkies, Andy Reid was a huge Michael Vick fan before he ever heard about Bad Newz Kennels.  The thought of coaching Vick reportedly had Reid “salivating” once Vick got out of prison.

That’s why Reid pushed the Eagles to sign Vick last offseason.   (Seriously, go back and read this great Philadelphia Inquirer piece on it.)

After watching the Michael Vick Experience 2.0 up close the last two weeks, Reid couldn’t bear to put his new toy back on the shelf.

“Michael Vick is playing out of his mind right now, and that’s a beautiful thing,” Reid said Tuesday during his press conference to announce Vick would be the Eagles starting quarterback indefinitely.

Reid stressed this wasn’t a decision about Kevin Kolb’s poor first half against the Packers in the season opener.  (Reid also noted Kolb is fully recovered from his concussion now.) It was about Vick’s surprising progress the last two weeks, which had Reid drooling.

Reid called Vick “one of the best quarterbacks right now in the National Football League.”  Reid said Vick was “brilliant” and that he’s playing at one of the higher levels Reid has seen.

To Reid, this is plain for anyone to see. 

“The team saw the great play of Michael Vick — like you saw and I saw,” Reid said.

Reid is right.  Vick has played exceptional football the last two weeks.  He’s made difficult throws into tight windows.  He seems to have matured as a decision maker and passer.  The legs are back.  The biggest worry: Vick has always been a streaky quarterback and he’s played only six quarters, with four against the Lions.

This wasn’t the plan, of course.  If it was, the team wouldn’t have handed Kolb a hefty contract extension this offseason.  Reid says the team can still win a Super Bowl with Kolb, and vainly tried to make the case this will help Kolb’s maturation.  Reid spoke with Kolb twice over the last two days and a trade is not a consideration.

“[Kevin] wants to be the starting quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles,” Reid said.  “But he’s also a team
player.  He accepted it but I’m not gonna tell you he doesn’t want to be the starting quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles.”

Reid kept stressing what a great situation it was to have two quality quarterbacks.  But it’s clear that Vick is the one that makes Reid giddy.

“Very few quarterbacks can go out and play the way [Vick] played the last few weeks,” Reid said. (Like, say, Kevin Kolb?)

The Eagles coach ended the press conference by saying that Vick was “back, and maybe even a little bit better” than before.

Spoken like a true fan.

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90 Responses to “Andy Reid: "Michael Vick is playing out of his mind right now"”
  1. Johnson says: Sep 21, 2010 7:45 PM

    kolb would have gotten killed behind this O-line. Vick can survive. I would like to see kolb but don’t want him to die.

  2. robert ethen says: Sep 21, 2010 7:46 PM

    Andy starts out “salivating” (maybe it was just the thought of supper) but will end up seeking medication for Vick’s coughs and drops.

  3. BigMikeSkinsFan says: Sep 21, 2010 7:49 PM

    reid is about as trustworthy as a rattlesnake.
    “I wont trade McNabb”
    “Kolb is our starting QB”
    “My kids are fine”
    dude is just full of it and about as honeset as he is skinny.

  4. buddha says: Sep 21, 2010 7:49 PM

    Let the Vick bashing begin. . . . . . . . . . . . . .I cant remember how many people said Vick is “done” and washed up and will never be half of what he used to be. I AM surprised to see Andy name Vick the starter, but what a luxury to have!! And I was actually thinking about cutting Vick from my fantasy team! I think I just might start Vick over Schaub. Im not sure though. I think Schaub will have to put up some yards because I dont think Foster can run on Dal. like he did on Ind. Schaub might have to air it out like he did vs Was.

  5. philcommander says: Sep 21, 2010 7:49 PM

    I refuse to root for this piece of garbage…Pennsylvania has two pieces of garbage for their QBs. Big Pervert Ben and Little Sick Vick.

  6. fifthorkid says: Sep 21, 2010 7:50 PM

    not surprising here. Kolb will never make it as a legit starting QB in the NFL.

  7. BigBear123 says: Sep 21, 2010 7:51 PM

    8-8 even in the watered down NFC East.
    Karma of the Dog Killer will lead to more players being carted off the field.

  8. CollegeToPros says: Sep 21, 2010 7:52 PM

    I am happy to see Mike Vick bounce back so strong on the field. As a fan who likes watching Vick play, I can say he is twice as good as he was before jail.
    Go Vick! throw first. run second. dominate.
    Go Patriots. dont get it twisted, im a Patriots fan first.

  9. BDiddy says: Sep 21, 2010 7:52 PM

    Who doesn’t play out of his mind against Detroit? How can you base a decision this important on how Vick played against what is arguably the worst defense in the league? Last year, they gave up 4,200 yards and 35 TDs through the air. Basically, that means they made the average QB look like Drew Brees.

  10. rjgreen3 says: Sep 21, 2010 7:53 PM

    P.E.T.A. will let the dogs out! They are going out of their freaking minds to see Vick do anything positive!

  11. MdEagle says: Sep 21, 2010 7:54 PM

    It’s a win-win situation for the Birds. Go Beagles!

  12. MACK DADDY says: Sep 21, 2010 7:54 PM

    As a Packer fan I can tell you this much…I’m happy as hell he only played one half against us.

  13. AndyReidIsABadCoach says: Sep 21, 2010 7:54 PM

    You feel bad for Kolb, but Johnson hit it right on the head. He may be many things one day, but he is not mobile, and teams just have to line up and blitz him all day like the Chiefs in the Pre-Season and the Packers in Week 1.
    If Vick continues to play this way, Kolb will be backing up Derek Anderson in Arizona next year.

  14. rjbeal23 says: Sep 21, 2010 7:56 PM

    Now if they can only get the Lions on the schedule 4 or 5 more times…..

  15. Filthy Fernandez says: Sep 21, 2010 7:59 PM

    Vick is playing out of his mind and Reid is finally using his.
    Congrats to Eagles fans. :cheers:

  16. mike_311 says: Sep 21, 2010 7:59 PM

    Vick is and always will be a gimmick.

  17. SackExchange says: Sep 21, 2010 8:03 PM

    They made the right call…plain and simple

  18. Ska4Life says: Sep 21, 2010 8:04 PM

    I really cannot believe this happened. You have to at least give Kolb a chance. I don’t care if you pull him mid-game next week, he has to at least be able to prove himself…

  19. Osterhouse says: Sep 21, 2010 8:04 PM

    Kolb or Vick will start in MN next season. Or mcnabb if he isn’t extended. Chilly beats it to ex eagle players and with Reid pimping Vick…look for him to be in purple next year…or Kolb if Vick is extended.

  20. eaglelover1 says: Sep 21, 2010 8:07 PM

    I heard that multiple Kolb supporters and Vcik basher lept to their death in Philadelphia minutes after this press conference. The Eagles now have thousands of season tickets available at rock bottom prices.
    As I said before…..It’s not about winning 3-4 years from now its all about winning RIGHT NOW!

  21. tacious says: Sep 21, 2010 8:09 PM

    WOW… Vick dominates the Detroit Lions and suddenly he’s all world… this is too funny!
    Enjoy the beginning of the end to another pathetic season Philly fans!
    Mike Vick = the perfect solution for Philadelphia… the city of brotherly hatred

  22. Phlyin reallll high says: Sep 21, 2010 8:11 PM

    We gotta ride the hot hand…Vick gives us the best chance to win right now. With an extreme playmaker of a QB, sure-handed targets in Jason Avant and Brent Celek, the speed and athleticism of Desean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin, and a young RB on the rise…this offense boasts an abundance of raw playmaking ability that I believe is capable of exploiting any defense.

  23. rmac says: Sep 21, 2010 8:12 PM

    Kolb is a bust! Those of you who try to compare him to Troy Aikman, Peyton Mannning, and Tom Brady; Forget about it! Those QBs were true redshirt rookies, thrown into the position. Kolb has been with Philly for 2 years learning the system, taking snaps. He is NOT capable of running an offense in the NFL. The two games he played in last year were games the Eagles were behind in and the defense was for the most part in prevent. Kolb SUCKS!

  24. CH³NO² says: Sep 21, 2010 8:16 PM

    I’m happy for Vick. But I’m more happy for the opportunities available now for some opposing LB or DB to permanantly put ConVick’s lights out on a blitz!

  25. King of Bling says: Sep 21, 2010 8:18 PM

    Rosenthal I hate you. You are a snarky little bitch and it comes off in everything you write. Why don’t you go back to being a Fantasy Football “Expert” along with the millions of other so called “experts”? This site is great with one exception, you.

  26. Mooch says: Sep 21, 2010 8:20 PM

    You WANT Vick on that wall!
    You NEED Vick on that wall!

  27. Mike_Vicks_Dog_Show says: Sep 21, 2010 8:21 PM

    It is clear that vick is a far supeior qb than kolb is at this point, and possibly ever will be…but one thing that is definitive, if vick isn’t signed to atleast a 3yr deal, ends up on a roster other than philadelphias next year (presuming there is football), and we find out next season kolb can’t play, than they (reid & brASS) have set this team back even further…as a birds fan I want victories, but not if they equal losses for years to come

  28. ninjapleazee says: Sep 21, 2010 8:23 PM

    tough luck for Kolb but Vick still got game

  29. FiveToolPlayer says: Sep 21, 2010 8:30 PM

    @rjgreen3: Please, PLEASE let PETA come picket at the games. Santa Claus was just a warmup. :)

  30. TheBomb says: Sep 21, 2010 8:32 PM

    dogs around the world are shaking their heads in shame

  31. killmodell says: Sep 21, 2010 8:32 PM

    I hope the ahole gets his legs chewed off by a Lab.

  32. FairHooker says: Sep 21, 2010 8:33 PM

    It’s not like Kolb is even going to remember this anyway.

  33. superb owl says: Sep 21, 2010 8:33 PM

    perhaps he is more mature, finally, but that schedule isnt going to be kind to him or kolb.
    QBs always look better against daytwa.

  34. JohnnyH says: Sep 21, 2010 8:33 PM

    Just as Johnson started these comments off, the Eagles O-Line is horrible. They need a QB that can run for his life. Kolb will be back then they build a fortress around him.

  35. Occam says: Sep 21, 2010 8:36 PM

    BDiddy says:
    “Who doesn’t play out of his mind against Detroit? How can you base a decision this important on how Vick played against what is arguably the worst defense in the league?”
    Isn’t that how Kolb got the job in the first place? =)

  36. NationalFelonLeague.com © says: Sep 21, 2010 8:45 PM

    Played well against Packers prevent defense.
    Played well against the Lions.
    Jags next, coming off a rout in SD, but not very solid defensively.
    Have to wait for the Washington game for a true test.

  37. winslow says: Sep 21, 2010 8:49 PM

    Last year, the Eagles had a starting quarterback with tremendous integrity. Now, they have replaced him with someone so depraved that he killed dogs by slamming their heads into concrete.
    Andy Reid would start Charles Manson at qb if he thought it translated into victories. That may make him a typical coach, but it also makes him an amoral slob.

  38. NationalFelonLeague.com © says: Sep 21, 2010 8:50 PM

    When asked to comment McNabb couldn’t stop laughing long enough to answer.
    Reap what you sow.

  39. allthevagiqueensgexcuses says: Sep 21, 2010 8:57 PM

    i hope filthadelphia locks vick up, if he went to minnesota he’d instantly make them better even with their injury riddled recievers and the most overrated offensive line in football. imagine him and ad in the same backfield. thank god childo is not that smart

  40. Route36West says: Sep 21, 2010 9:01 PM

    BigBear123 says:
    September 21, 2010 7:51 PM
    8-8 even in the watered down NFC East.
    Karma of the Dog Killer will lead to more players being carted off the field.
    Really? When Kolb was QB 4 players went down including 2 for the year and then since Vick has been qb no one has been seriously injured. Well maybe your right it is Karma. Karma is paying Vick back for doing his time and all the good hes done in the community since he left prison. Either that or Karma hates dogs and is happy Vick got rid of some.

  41. Danwhitmer says: Sep 21, 2010 9:03 PM

    I remember a day when Philly fans would have ran Vick out of the state before he ever put on a uniform….. this is sad. I always thought philly fans were over the top but I always had respect for them. The old time fans are probably throwing up in there mouth right now!

  42. Philtration says: Sep 21, 2010 9:10 PM

    459 yard with 3TDs and has been sacked 9 times already and this is “playing out of his mind”?
    Kind of dramatic there fat boy.
    Vick can throw for 4,500 yards and 30 TDs and that will not change the fact that he is a sack of shit as a human being.

  43. dwntwnbadboy says: Sep 21, 2010 9:11 PM

    I heard that Vick bribed Reid with a 20 peice bucket of chicken to get the starting job

  44. jonesy1124 says: Sep 21, 2010 9:12 PM

    Thank you in advance Mike Vick, for the division title!!!!!!. The Giants cannot get out of their own way, Dallas is, and has been a dog and pony show since Jimmy Johnson left town, and Washington is Washington. That Karma crap is just that crap!! Let’s just watch #7 do his thing and stop being pious. Just sit back and be entertained

  45. superb owl says: Sep 21, 2010 9:17 PM

    well the last half of both 05/06, vick mailed it in.
    here it goes again.

  46. Tiger Woods Owns You says: Sep 21, 2010 9:27 PM

    muhahahahha look out rest of the NFL, Vick has a chip on his sholder and cant wait to prove all the haters wronggg

  47. Blackn'Gold says: Sep 21, 2010 9:32 PM

    I agree Mr. Reid. Most of the football fans watching can see that Micheal is playing the way only he can play and he will probably improve as he continues. At the moment, the Eagles are Vick’s team. Period.
    GO STEELERS!

  48. sportsbruh3 says: Sep 21, 2010 9:47 PM

    The PLAYERS do NOT want to play for Kolb.
    this is a lockerroom decision.
    GO VICK!!!

  49. Lott42 says: Sep 21, 2010 9:47 PM

    Now Ansy, all that gushing over Mike is great but when exactly do you plan on winning a Super Bowl?

  50. mmcnulty says: Sep 21, 2010 9:49 PM

    Wow. A qb who faces zone defenses and qb spies designed so intently to stop him from running that the defenders barley even notice the recievers as usual puts up a good performance against a team that isn’t good. Isn’t that the story of his career. He isn’t streaky, his style of play just does not work against better teams. You can win 9 games as often as you want with a qb like that, you just won’t do much in the playoffs.

  51. Heywood Jablowme says: Sep 21, 2010 10:11 PM

    We can all clearly see who the most hated team in the NFL is. That’s right, keep posting anything Eagles-related and watch the hits pile up.
    I think it’s funny all of the Vick naysayers are suddenly quiet.
    @ Johnson: I agree
    @ fifthorkid: Too early to tell but I bet you are wrong
    @ BigBear123: Watered-down NFC East? Have another bong hit.
    @ tacious: Jealous?
    @ rmac: You clearly have been hitting the bong with BigBear. Who the hell compared him to Aikman, Manning or Brady? Your login an dpassword should be relinquished. Man you are dumb.
    @ killmodell: hehe

  52. dmac4mayor says: Sep 21, 2010 10:32 PM

    as an eagles fan this is disapointing… I’d rather go 6-10 with Kolb to see if he can be the next Rodgers than one or two years of 9-7 with Vick.
    I believe Vick has paid his dues, but he was playing DETROIT!!!! and GB who was in a prevent defense with a big lead and no game plan for a full dose of Vick… unfortunately we play the Jags this week and Vick will make them look like a HS team, but then the rest of the season will make Vick look like he did all preseason.
    Andy must hate his job, because this is either superbowl or YOU’RE FIRED!

  53. jonesy1124 says: Sep 21, 2010 10:46 PM

    Lott42
    Dude, Im not saying they’re going to win the bowl…I’ll give that one to Green Bay, but they will take the division…On a side note, I assume you’re a 9ers fan, why can’t Roger Craig get into the Hall???? B.S

  54. Canyonero says: Sep 21, 2010 10:46 PM

    So glad I drafted Kolb in my fantasy league..

  55. Canyonero says: Sep 21, 2010 10:46 PM

    So glad I drafted Kolb in my fantasy league..

  56. Jamma_Attacks says: Sep 21, 2010 10:53 PM

    Andy Reid is a sweaty pig. It is a shame that I used to be a huge Eagles fan but with a combo of Andy Reid ignorance and now with the dog killer Vick…suck it Andy.
    GO PHILLIES!!!!!

  57. The Vera says: Sep 21, 2010 11:04 PM

    What it seems so many people forget is that the time Michael Vick spent in jail spared him from the punishment he would have taken had he been playing. This is a man in the prime of his physical life, with unique God-Given talent and skill.
    Yes, what he did was reprehensible, but he did the time and paid the penalty – millions of dollars in endorsements lost (I love dogs, but it’s not like he killed or raped anyone).
    So, here I am, a New York Giants fan hoping Michael Vic is the NFL MVP

  58. FedorTheChamp says: Sep 21, 2010 11:13 PM

    The EAGLES will SIGN Vick up for five years before the eighth game of the season.. WRITE IT DOWN!

  59. jamaltimore says: Sep 21, 2010 11:33 PM

    MV7 is back! He’s paid his price to society and he needs to be on the field! Here’s hoping he turns it around and this story has many more good years!

  60. wolfgang1983 says: Sep 21, 2010 11:47 PM

    The EAGLES will SIGN Vick up for five years before the eighth game of the season.. WRITE IT DOWN!
    —————————————————————————————————-
    I did. I wrote it down , had a good laugh, used it as toilet paper and flushed it.

  61. wolfgang1983 says: Sep 21, 2010 11:51 PM

    The EAGLES will SIGN Vick up for five years before the eighth game of the season.. WRITE IT DOWN!
    —————————————————————————————————-
    I did. I wrote it down , had a good laugh, used it as toilet paper and flushed it.

  62. wolfgang1983 says: Sep 22, 2010 12:04 AM

    why arent you posting my amazing posts:?????

  63. Pepsolman says: Sep 22, 2010 12:18 AM

    Starting Vick over Favre this week!!!

  64. In & Out Burger says: Sep 22, 2010 12:20 AM

    No one has to hate Vick. Some always will. But anyone outside of Philly fans who roots for him is disgusting. You are either rooting for him just to take the minority view point, or you are a sick human being the void of moral conscience.

  65. ragnaroc says: Sep 22, 2010 12:27 AM

    So much hate for Vick, which makes sense since what he did was horrible. But why isn’t anybody bringing up what other players have done in the past. Ray Lewis was arrested for murdering a human being, Jamal Lewis was arrested and served jail time for running drugs, Ricky Williams retired because he was about to be suspended for pot abuse and than was actually suspended for that, Plaxico Burress is in jail for illegally carrying and discharging a handgun. Now your going to say that Ray Lewis wasn’t actually charged or tried for murder or that peddling drugs isn’t as bad as killing dogs, it is or that Plaxico Burress didn’t actually hurt anybody but himself, but why else would you need a illegally concealed handgun? If he really felt threatened there are many different things he could have done to avoid any trouble, like avoiding certain clubs, hiring effective body guards.
    If it wasn’t for the fact that Vick decided to make an attempt at playing in the NFL again after returning from jail, barely anybody would be making a big deal about this anymore yet Micheal Vick is a starting NFL quarterback again so people are all anti-Vick. Everybody deserves a second chance, and Vick has surrounded himself with positive people like Tony Dungy and is trying to make himself a better person.
    However if Vick ever messes up again, I have no real problem with him getting absolutely toasted by the internet tough guys.

  66. andy reid's belt says: Sep 22, 2010 12:43 AM

    This more than anything else proves there is no such thing as loyality in the Sheagle organization. You have pumped up Cob as your starter and leader, he goes out with a concussion, Dog molester looks like all world versus the Lions of all teams and you take Cob’s job away from him????? I’m certainly no fan of the Sheagles or Cob but to not even give the guy a chance to come back from an injury is flat out wrong. What does this tell other players on that team that may go down to injury? I’d give anything to see Dog molester go down with a career ending injury and see fat-ass Andi come back to Cob on his hands and knees. This is why the Sheagles will always be losers.

  67. JohnnyFootballHero says: Sep 22, 2010 12:58 AM

    I just wanted to repost this, coz it’s a great comment…
    BigBear123 says:
    September 21, 2010 7:51 PM
    8-8 even in the watered down NFC East.
    Karma of the Dog Killer will lead to more players being carted off the field.
    Route36West says:
    September 21, 2010 9:01 PM
    Really? When Kolb was QB 4 players went down including 2 for the year and then since Vick has been qb no one has been seriously injured. Well maybe your right it is Karma. Karma is paying Vick back for doing his time and all the good hes done in the community since he left prison. Either that or Karma hates dogs and is happy Vick got rid of some.

  68. bluelion says: Sep 22, 2010 1:36 AM

    Kolb = Scott Mitchell.
    Looked great in relief of a legend, but once annointed to starting QB, fizzle lasmizzle.

  69. yardbarker says: Sep 22, 2010 1:42 AM

    The return of “Ron Mexico” is waiting in the wings.

  70. raideralex99 says: Sep 22, 2010 2:36 AM

    Wow … Vick beats the 2-32 Lions by 3 points … wooooohoooo … 2010 MVP.

  71. akconfidential says: Sep 22, 2010 2:56 AM

    @The Vera…
    As a New York Giants fan myself, I’m disgusted that you would hope Mike Vick is the NFL MVP; I really didn’t see that coming from a Gints fan. I suppose in your eyes he didn’t take a life that mattered huh? I can think of a lot of humans on this earth who undeservedly use up precious oxygen each and every day but for the life of me I can’t name a dog who ever maliciously did me harm and deserved to die.
    I don’t hate on Mike Vick too much because unfortunately, he’ll win some games and keep the competition in the East tough, but I do contend that he is today what he was before he went to prison; a gimmick who will eventually take off running one too many times! Can’t wait to see him get his ass flattened!
    Go Big Blue!!!

  72. REDSKINWARRIOR1112 says: Sep 22, 2010 3:00 AM

    # The Vera says: September 21, 2010 11:04 PM
    What it seems so many people forget is that the time Michael Vick spent in jail spared him from the punishment he would have taken had he been playing. This is a man in the prime of his physical life, with unique God-Given talent and skill.
    Yes, what he did was reprehensible, but he did the time and paid the penalty – millions of dollars in endorsements lost (I love dogs, but it’s not like he killed or raped anyone).
    So, here I am, a New York Giants fan hoping Michael Vic is the NFL MVP
    ——————————-
    i guess you are not a true g (ay)- men fan

  73. Mel Kiper IV says: Sep 22, 2010 6:40 AM

    Karma’s a bitch Vick. But at least he’s in the one place in the NFL that actually looks at what he did as a positive – Philly. I mean, these morons throw car batteries at pro ballplayers’ heads for Christ’s sake. Like attracts like…

  74. Mooch says: Sep 22, 2010 6:58 AM

    “Andy Reid would start Charles Manson at qb if he thought it translated into victories. That may make him a typical coach, but it also makes him an amoral slob.”
    What coach wouldn’t? Owners may have pooh-pooh’d signing Vick, but I bet most coaches would have taken him.
    Name me your favorite teams, I can rattle off a series of wife-beaters, rapists, and occasionally a murderer that you cheered for.
    That’s just the way it goes.
    You cheer for the uniform.
    PS – I am not a Vick guy. Just providing a reality check on who people cheer for, and how little personal qualities / off the field factors matter.
    PPS – Eagles fans boycotting…this is YOUR team. Don’t let some guy who is going to start a sum total of 15 games in your lifetime take that away from you. Things like this come and go.

  75. btflmourning says: Sep 22, 2010 7:20 AM

    @AndyReidisabadCoach
    Derek Anderson won’t even be the back up in AZ next year… We’re grooming Max Hall and John Skelton… Leinart/Anderson were just space fillers until they get caught up… Kolb or Vick will be traded after this year because you can’t have two “top tier” QBs in the same system unless one’s on his way out and the other on his way in

  76. inmotion2207 says: Sep 22, 2010 7:32 AM

    Man I know you Vick haters are boiling over with anger, and seething with antagonism! LOL I love it!! I absolutley LOVE IT!
    I told you haters during the entire off season that Vick will be back in the saddle! You all caught amnesia and got caught up in all the off field issues that you forgot who you are dealing with! Kevin who?? This is MIKE VICK!

  77. Mooch says: Sep 22, 2010 7:59 AM

    Car batteries? I think it was the battery from an M1 Tank or the Shuttle Atlantis.
    Get your facts straight.

  78. kingkenley says: Sep 22, 2010 8:10 AM

    why are people hating on vick FORGET ALL THE OTHER BS THAT HAPPEN THATS OVER AND DONE WITH. I bet the cardinals, vikings, 49ers, raiders, jags all wish they had him right about now, get over that other bs he did his time and VICK IS BACK.

  79. Mooch says: Sep 22, 2010 8:11 AM

    Ya know, if you can ID the fan who threw a car battery from the stands onto the field, no small distance, and actually hit the target…
    …SIGN THAT GUY TO BE THE EAGLES QB!
    Because that’s some arm!

  80. Dr. Michael says: Sep 22, 2010 8:16 AM

    Father of the Year Andy Reid’s arrogance is breathtaking.

  81. Freebird2010 says: Sep 22, 2010 8:54 AM

    Before anyone crowns Vick as the next coming for the Eagles, keep in mind that the Lions defense, and in particular the woeful back 7, has allowed virtually every QB, starter or backup, to have a career day since 2008. The current crew Vick faced last Sunday consists almost entirely of backups and castoffs from other teams: CC Brown (horrible in NY, still horrible in Det), Jonathan Wade (benched by the Rams after 4 games), Randy Phillips (UDRFA), Alphonso Smith (traded for former a 7th Rd draft pick), Landon Johnson (career backup at LB), Zack Follett (7th Rd pick), Chris Houston (Atlanta traded him for a 6th Rd pick). Not exactly a murderer’s row there on defense.
    You would be hard pressed to find a QB in the last two years and two games who didn’t have a QB rating over 100 against the Lions.
    Tavaris Jackson in the Vikes 2008 12-10 win over the Lions may be the lone exception.
    Reid, the Eagles, and Eagles fans will have to wait until Vick has to go against a real defense to see if Vick has truly returned.

  82. rebelrouser2010 says: Sep 22, 2010 9:10 AM

    Reid is a jerk! He just said yesterday Kolb would remain quarterback. Who would even want to play for a coach that is not good on his word???
    Vick shouldn’t even be playing….he sould still be hanging by his testicles soaking wet and hit with an electric prod every 30 seconds…He agree with the old senator….BARBARIC !!!!

  83. wishJohn says: Sep 22, 2010 9:37 AM

    Starting Vick now is a no-brainer. Why there would even be controversy about this short term is beyond me. Vick clearly has proven he can play on the field; Kolb hasn’t. A bird in the hand. . .
    At the same time, Reid shouldn’t fall into the trap that Falcons owner Arthur Blank did, by fawning over Vick so much that Vick got complacent, and even fawning so much that Blank let then-backup Matt Shaub be traded just to placate Vick. Reid needs to make it very clear that if Vick doesn’t perform, then he’ll run Kolb out there. Proving himself has been good for Vick, and Reid needs to make sure that he keeps having to prove himself.
    Of course, if Vick gets complacent, the Philly fans will let him know pretty quickly and loudly, in a way that Atlanta fans never did.

  84. FalconsFan says: Sep 22, 2010 9:46 AM

    Smart move by Reid, show off Vick against another poor team in the Jags and then start Kolb when the tough games start. A team is going to bite on this trade bait before the season is over based on the performances against two lousy teams. Allowing Kolb to sit another week and recover is the smart thing to do in the long run.

  85. Mooch says: Sep 22, 2010 9:55 AM

    “Reid is a jerk! He just said yesterday Kolb would remain quarterback. Who would even want to play for a coach that is not good on his word???”
    Yeah, just like he told McNabb he was the starting QB…before he traded him.
    C’mon, man.

  86. Starderup says: Sep 22, 2010 10:35 AM

    Mike Vick showed us in Atlanta the brilliance many times. He promptly follows it up by throwing an INT as he goes down.
    Sometimes he would be amazingly accurate, and sometimes he seemed to be under the impression that all his receivers were fifteen feet tall.
    I’m happy for the Iggles, let’s just leave it at that.

  87. Coyote says: Sep 22, 2010 10:55 AM

    Well now, a convicted psychopathic dog killer,
    who stumbles his way through the process of so called public redemption (what a joke),
    and now rises from the ashes to once again lead
    an NFL team to glory. What a great story.
    What an inspirational hero to kids from all
    walks of life. What a selfless humanitarian and friend to wayward shelter dogs everywhere.
    What a piece of shit. Only in Philadelphia.
    Thanks, Fat Boy and Weasel Boy Lurie.
    You are true visionaries. Any price for a
    winner. Of course, Vick is no winner.
    Not by any definition of the word.
    But can’t wait for NFL Films to produce the heart-warming, feel-good docudrama.
    Until then, here’s hoping the Eagles lose
    every game.

  88. Mooch says: Sep 22, 2010 12:40 PM

    The NFL has been reduced to a “prison rodeo and circus atmosphere of Freaks!”
    Took you this long to figure that out?
    Andy Reid is playing out his own version of “The Blind Side”. That is what 80% of this is about. And, yes, he’s Sandra Bullock.

  89. weswelkerspornstash says: Sep 22, 2010 2:52 PM

    he is a coach killer

  90. NFLchick says: Sep 22, 2010 4:53 PM

    Andy Reid is a real piece of work, but thanks for giving me yet another reason to hate the Eagles.

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